Four senior officials of the Department of Health have received a complaint from the Union of the National Police Force, Police Justice (Jupol) and the Association of the Civil Guard, Civil Justice (Jucil), due to the delay in vaccination of National Police and the Civil Guard offices destined to Catalonia. They are Carmen Cabezas, Secretary of Public Health, Adrià Comella, former director of the Catalan Health Service, Sara Manjón, director of the area of Organization and Professionals of the Catalan Health Service, and Xavier Rodríguez, director of Services of the Department of Health. According to the complaint, this is an alleged crime of prevarication and against the right of workers.
IDIBELL gives its full support to the four people affected, together with all the professionals in the health sector who have mobilized for this cause. As a biomedical research institute, we agree with the management of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination conducted under scientific and ethical criteria.
The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) is a biomedical research center created in 2004. It is participated by the Bellvitge University Hospital and the Viladecans Hospital of the Catalan Institute of Health, the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the University of Barcelona and the City Council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
IDIBELL is a member of the Campus of International Excellence of the University of Barcelona HUBc and is part of the CERCA institution of the Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2009 it became one of the first five Spanish research centers accredited as a health research institute by the Carlos III Health Institute. In addition, it is part of the “HR Excellence in Research” program of the European Union and is a member of EATRIS and REGIC. Since 2018, IDIBELL has been an Accredited Center of the AECC Scientific Foundation (FCAECC).